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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GUER'DON, n. ger'don. A reward; requital; recompense; in a good or bad sense.
GUER'DON, v.t. To reward.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a reward or payment

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French guerdun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German widarl?n reward Date: 14th century reward, recompense guerdon transitive verb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. poet. --n. a reward or recompense. --v.tr. give a reward to. Etymology: ME f. OF guerdon f. med.L widerdonum f. WG widarlon (as WITH, LOAN(1)), assim. to L donum gift

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Guerdon Guer"don, n. [OF. guerdon, guerredon, LL. widerdonum (influenced by L. donum gift, cf. Donation ), fr. OHG. widarl[=o]n; widar again, against (G. wider wieder) + l[=o]n reward, G. lohn, akin to AS. le['a]n Goth. laun. See Withers.] A reward; requital; recompense; -- used in both a good and a bad sense. --Macaulay. So young as to regard men's frown or smile As loss or guerdon of a glorious lot. --Byron. He shall, by thy revenging hand, at once receive the just guerdon of all his former villainies. --Knolles.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Guerdon Guer"don, v. t. [OF. guerdonner, guerredonner. See Guerdon, n.] To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for. [R.] Him we gave a costly bribe To guerdon silence. --Tennyson.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Poetical.) Recompense, remuneration, requital, reward.



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